Category Archives: Isle of Man

The Foxdale Mines Security Guards.

Went for a walk from Cross Vein Mines, more popularly known as “Snuff The Wind” down to the ruins of the old mining buildings, most of it is all fenced of for safety and managed to snap these three sheep looking like they were standing guard.

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Laxey Breakwaters From Breeze Hill.

Took this image of both Laxey Breakwaters together after walking up Breeze Hill.

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Making Hay While The Sun Shines.

I managed to get photos of a farmer gathering his hay into the big rolls in a field at Smeale, on a lovely hot summers day. The machine he used was brilliant, like a big vacuum that sucked up the cut hay and then spat it out ready rolled, very clever.

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Took this photograph in a plantation and thought would try a different way of photographing the trees.


This Little Piggy……..

Saw these piglets on the way home the other day and couldn’t resist taking a few photos as were so cute.
This little pig checked his image in the reflection on his shelter before posing for his photograph. The piglets were playing in the sun and also digging in the soil with their snouts looking for food.



Lag Ny Keeilley.

Went for a walk to Lag Ny Keeilley on a misty spring day. We started out walking to Eary Cushlin and then continued passed on the footpath which takes you down to this tranquil and very peaceful remains of an old Early Christian Hermitage Site. The footpath is very precarious in places and is not for the faint hearted or unsure footed.
Once down there it is well worth the hard work as its such a calming, peaceful place to sit and take in your surroundings, would have been even better on a clearer day but still worth the walk.
On a clear day you can see Niarbyl Bay behind you and Peel Hill ahead of you and the only neighbours at this site are the sheep and the birds of prey we heard screeching over head.

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Don’t Do It!!!!

Saw this sheep when walking down to Lag Ny Keeilley and couldnt resist taking a photograph of her as thought would make a great caption.


Malew Church Organ Pipes

A different view of the metal pipes on the church organ. This organ dates from 1907 and was built by Moses Morgan of Douglas and replaces the smaller Hewitt organ which was moved to St Mark’s church.

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Sunset Over Castletown Beach.

Whilst we were down at Derbyhaven we were out walking for long enough to be able to capture the beautiful sunset. The first image is the sun setting behind the Control Tower at Ronaldsway Airport, the second image is the sun setting over Castletown beach and bay.
Taken with my Nikon D40 using 18-55mm lens.

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Sunny Day in Derbyhaven.

Today was such a beautiful day, it was like spring, calm and sunny, too nice to miss by staying in so we went for a walk at Derbyhaven from the Flying Club, round the back of the airport and back to the car.
Took these images with my Nikon D40 using a Nikon 18-55mm lens.

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